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Just Said Yes August 2018

Bluetooth Speaker Recommendations

Anna, on July 4, 2017 at 6:01 PM Posted in Planning 0 31
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Seeking Bluetooth Speaker suggestions to connect to my laptop or iPod for indoor wedding reception with no more than 100 people. Share your recommendations and experiences. Thank you in advance. Smiley smile

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  • Celia Milton
    April 2020
    Celia Milton ·
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    This is a very sketchy idea. I deal with sound every week (because I need a mic) and 100 people in a room or under a tent can suck sound like no one can even imagine. And depending on what else is in the air, you can be dancing to static.

    I'd investigate renting a small sound system that has a cable for you to attach your device, but honestly, I'd make room in the budget for a DJ.....

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  • FutureMrs.L
    Master September 2018
    FutureMrs.L ·
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    The last thing I want to do on my wedding day is play DJ, I also don't want my guests to do that. I want them to relax and have fun.

    I agree with Celia, look into renting a sound system, or find a DJ budget. So many things could go wrong.

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  • SaraJ
    Super November 2018
    SaraJ ·
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    Invest in a DJ or at least a sound man. Even a "novice" DJ who charges less than full-timers would be better than trying to do this yourself. ETA: My stepdad runs sound for bands and events, so I know how valuable he can be!

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  • Melissa
    Master March 2018
    Melissa ·
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    Team DJ

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  • Bemyguest
    Master April 2017
    Bemyguest ·
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    Hire a DJ. A small Bluetooth speaker will not cut it.

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  • C
    Savvy November 2017
    Chelsea ·
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    My fiancé and I are using a Bluetooth speaker for our wedding. I see everyone telling you to hire a DJ but honestly sometimes it's just not in the budget. We are paying for our wedding pretty much all on our own so when it comes to budget we looked at what we NEEDED and nixed what we could live without and a DJ was one of them. We are buying a speaker off of Amazon that comes with a mic it's called an ION Audio Tailgater (it received really good reviews).

    Hope this helps!

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  • studentloansforlife
    Super September 2017
    studentloansforlife ·
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    I am interested in this for our welcome party in our condo.

    Following.

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  • FutureMrs.L
    Master September 2018
    FutureMrs.L ·
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    Studentloans, it's completely different for a welcoming party. A wedding is a completely different type of event.

    I just feel like there's so much that could go wrong, now a guest/family member has to play DJ in order to ensure this is successful.

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  • Chanta
    Expert July 2017
    Chanta ·
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    If you can afford it ok if not then this should be fine. Some people don't realize people have budget and sometimes thing just dont fit in those budget.

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  • CEH15
    Devoted April 2018
    CEH15 ·
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    I'm also team DJ, but if you can't swing it then I would suggest Sonos sounds system. They sounds awesome!

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  • Bemyguest
    Master April 2017
    Bemyguest ·
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    @Chanta we all realize people have budgets. We have budgets too. But for 100 people? A DJ needs to be in the budget, because wimpy Bluetooth speakers aren't cutting it.

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  • Anastasi
    Devoted June 2018
    Anastasi ·
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    Why not just cut the guest list dwn and get a dj

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  • Chanta
    Expert July 2017
    Chanta ·
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    I have a dj i just saying that so many people are saying dj.When they said they dont have it in there budget to get one. @bemyguest

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  • SaraJ
    Super November 2018
    SaraJ ·
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    Nice budget shaming, friends. I have a wedding budget and I budgeted for a DJ. I had to cut some things I wanted in order to provide for my guests. If you can't afford a DJ or band, don't have a reception that would require dancing. Easy. Smiley smile

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  • Bemyguest
    Master April 2017
    Bemyguest ·
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    @SaraJ who is budget shaming?

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  • Chris
    Expert November 2018
    Chris ·
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    Even though I'm leaning hard toward no DJ, I can't imagine that would go over well with 100 guests. If you seriously can't do a DJ, you're going to have to rent a quality sound system, and I'm not sure anything in Amazon would cut it

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  • SaraJ
    Super November 2018
    SaraJ ·
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    @BMG, I was referring to those who said things to the effect of "some people don't understand that we have budgets" (not a direct quote). I just took it as people with DJs are magically working with some unlimited unicorn budget. I'm broke AF, but we're having a damn DJ, great food, and booze! Lol

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  • Bemyguest
    Master April 2017
    Bemyguest ·
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    @Sara ah, got it.... Yeah we were in the same boat- limited budget, but we had a DJ!

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  • FutureMrs.Lucas
    VIP September 2018
    FutureMrs.Lucas ·
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    DJ.

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  • MDEasternShoreBride
    VIP October 2017
    MDEasternShoreBride ·
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    We have a band for the wedding, but for the welcome reception we are going to use the venue's one speaker/microphone and play a google play station for the evening. No dancing planned, just background music. We will supplement this with FH's stereo. I have asked him a few times if he wants to rent something bigger, since we will also use the system for the wedding after party, but he says it should be fine. I dunno. Probably not helpful.

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